Churchill Medical Systems Recalls Kits Due to Contaminated Wipes


Churchill Medical Systems, a Vygon company, is initiating a nationwide recall of certain lots of five hospital-use convenience kits. These products contain Skin-Prep Wipes that were affected by an April 2011 recall initiated by Smith & Nephew due to the potential for bacterial contamination. The Skin-Prep Wipes were manufactured in the same facility as The Triad Groups affected products.

Testing was conducted by Smith & Nephew on product lots distributed and in quarantine and no contamination has been found to date. No injuries have been reported to Vygon as a result; however, Vygon is initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution as use of contaminated Skin-Prep Wipes could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at risk populations, including immune suppressed and surgical patients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been apprised of this action.

The convenience kits were shipped to distributors and hospitals between September 3, 2010 and March 11, 2011. Consumers who have the following product lots of the five convenience kits should cease use and coordinate the return and replacement of product with Vygon immediately.

Consumers with questions should contact Vygons Customer Service Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET at 1-800-473-5414.

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